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Earth Science 3rd Edition

Designed in direct response to student surveys, focus groups and interviews, Hendrix/Thompson's EARTH SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition, delivers concise yet comprehensive coverage in an engaging and accessible format for majors and non-majors alike. The revised text brings concepts to life with current research and examples, a new-and-improved art program, over 150 new photos, and a clean, modern design. A second-to-none supplements package equips you with a wealth of resources, including MindTap--the digital learning solution that enables you to learn on your own terms. Read More

Marc Hendrix| Graham R. Thompson

©2021

Geology 3rd Edition

Wicander/Monroe's Geology: Earth in Perspective, 3rd edition, brings geology to life while accommodating your busy lifestyle--and at a value-based price. It provides a complete overview of introductory geology in a succinct, engaging format. Online videos, animations, interactive mapping, and other learning tools further your understanding of physical geology and its relevance to everyday life. The revised text incorporates the latest examples, case studies, and data, including natural disasters, renewable energy, new insight on paleoseismology, sustainability, and updated dating techniques that more accurately identify historic climate change periods. GEO-FOCUS boxes spotlight issues straight from the headlines, and economic and environmental geology topics are integrated throughout. Read More

Reed Wicander| Reed Wicander

©2021

Living In The Environment 20th Edition

Packed with captivating illustrations from National Geographic and MindTap's anywhere, anytime digital learning tools, Miller/Spoolman's LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, 20th edition, empowers you with the knowledge and inspiration to make a difference in solving today's environmental issues. Emphasizing sustainability, the authors offer clear introductions to numerous environmental problems and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions. Up-to-date coverage includes no-till farming, CRISPR gene editing, phosphate crisis, genetically engineered foods, lithium supplies, recycling threats, economics and climate change, and more. Exercises throughout sharpen your critical-thinking skills, while Core Case Studies help you apply what you've learned. MindTap's exclusive content includes concept animations and conceptual learning activities to help you understand key environmental issues. Read More

G. Tyler Miller| Scott Spoolman

©2021

Meteorology Today 12th Edition

METEOROLOGY TODAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER, CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT by meteorologists C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson combines the latest in weather, climate and earth science to introduce students to the concepts and current issues of meteorology. Grounded in the scientific method, the new edition of this highly visual text shows students how to observe, calculate and synthesize information as budding scientists. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems like tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements like wind, precipitation and the seasons. The MindTap course provides students with engaging features such as Concept Animations, a digital Study Guide, and summative EOC assessment. New assignable Case Study activities in each chapter allow students to apply their knowledge to real life studies and meteorological events. Read More

C. Donald Ahrens| Robert Henson

©2019

Essentials Of Meteorology 8th Edition

ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, 8th Edition, is written for students interested in gaining insights into the dynamic workings of the atmosphere. The authors' ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in an easy-to-understand way lets both science and nonscience majors visualize the principles of meteorology. Online animations help you to immediately apply the text material and understand the underlying meteorological principles, and appendices allow you to explore meteorological data such as world temperature extremes and precipitation extremes over a 30-year period. Read More

C. Donald Ahrens| Robert Henson

©2018

Essentials Of Oceanography 8th Edition

ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY introduces you to the complexities and uncertainties involved in ocean use and the importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life. Using exclusive content from the National Geographic Society, this book illustrates the complexity and beauty of the ocean in a way that is both compelling and relatable. With the 8th Edition, bestselling authors Tom Garrison and Robert Ellis illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of marine science and give you the most dynamic and current introduction to oceanography available today. Read More

Tom S. Garrison| Robert Ellis

©2018

Living In The Environment 19th Edition

Team up with Miller/Spoolman's, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and the National Geographic Society for the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available! Providing clear introductions to the multiple environmental problems that we face and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions, this new edition includes everything you need to succeed in the course, while you get the knowledge you need to make a difference in solving today's environmental issues. The MindTap online edition of the book offers exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems. Read More

G. Tyler Miller| Scott Spoolman

©2018

Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective 5th Edition

This fully revised and updated fifth edition of Our Environment engages students and encourages them to critically evaluate potential solutions to environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific underpinning required to enable students to understand the complexities at the root of these issues. The authors provide many examples of policy success to help students see that environmental concerns are not insurmountable, and that a sustainable future is something that can be attained. Sometimes issues are resolved relatively quickly – removal of phosphorus from various detergents or replacements for chlorofluorocarbons for example. Other issues such as acid rain can take a decade or more to address. Highly complex issues – loss of global biodiversity or global environmental change – remain unresolved. The text acknowledges that important in moving these issues forward has and will continue to be both environmental professionals and a critically informed public. Team up with Draper and Zimmerman’s fifth edition of Our Environment and inspire your students to create a successful future for our environment. Read More

Dianne Draper| Ann Zimmerman

©2017

Physical Geography 11th Edition

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Eleventh Edition, uses the combined expertise of three accomplished and respected geographers to show not only what constitutes physical geography but also the interrelationships between people and Earth’s natural environment. The well-written text and excellent illustrations emphasize three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles of the discipline -- Geography as Physical Science, Geography as Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth’s systems, this text guides you to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component of physical geography. Historically, this was the first Physical Geography textbook to take an environmental sustainability approach, and the authors continue to address the theme of human interactions with the environment. Read More

James F. Petersen| Dorothy Sack| Robert E. Gabler

©2017

Natural Hazards And Disasters 5th Edition

Succeed in your course with NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, 5e. The authors provide easy-to-understand coverage of the geological processes that underlie disasters, explore the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards’ physical and financial harm. From timely information on recent natural disasters in the United States and around the world to insights on earthquakes associated with fracking, this fascinating book provides the up-to-date information you need to analyze potential hazards and take the steps necessary to survive a natural disaster. Read More

Donald Hyndman| David Hyndman

©2017

Fundamentals Of World Regional Geography 4th Edition

Cengage Learning’s FUNDAMENTALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with comprehensive text content for one semester/quarter courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital MindTap alternative, it’s never been easier to better understand the eight world regions, including the historical, cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects that create regional unity, give them personality, and make them newsworthy. Read More

Joseph J. Hobbs

©2017

Meteorology Today 11th Edition

C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson combine expert content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this reader-friendly and highly visual book shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning experience packed with end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more to carry your learning to atmospheric heights! Read More

C. Donald Ahrens| Robert Henson

©2016

Historical Geology 8th Edition

Offering comprehensive content for the historical geology course, HISTORICAL GEOLOGY provides students with an understanding of the principles of historical geology and how these principles are applied in unraveling Earth's history. Students will learn and understand the underlying causes of why things happened and the way they did, and how all of Earth's systems and subsystems are interrelated. Students will understand the relevancy of Earth's history as part of a dynamic and complex integrated system, not as a series of isolated and unrelated events Read More

Reed Wicander| James S. Monroe

©2016

Oceanography 9th Edition

Developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, market-leading OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE, 9e gives you a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use-as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on Earth. Seasoned researchers Tom Garrison and Robert Ellis emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its links to biology, chemistry, geology, physics, meteorology, astronomy, ecology, history, and economics. The book's focus on the science process includes numerous "How Do We Know?" boxes detailing the science behind how oceanographers know what they know. Coverage of climate change has been updated to reflect the latest findings. In addition, Chapter 14 "Primary Producers" includes expanded coverage of photosynthetic and chemosynthetic producers to help you understand the "big picture" in marine biology. Read More

Tom S. Garrison

©2016

Sustaining The Earth 11th Edition

SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The new edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is fully updated with the latest statistics and reports of important scientific studies. New Connections boxes show surprising but important connections between environmental problems and aspects of daily life. In addition, new Thinking About boxes help students apply the concepts of the book to their own lives. Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Read More

G. Tyler Miller| Scott Spoolman

©2015

Essentials Of Oceanography 7th Edition

ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY 7e provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. The new edition was created as part of a unique partnership with the National Geographic Society, an organization that represents a tradition of inspiring stories, exceptional research, and first-hand accounts of exploration. Using exclusive content from the National Geographic Society's world-renowned photos, graphics, and map collections, the text offers the most dynamic and current introduction to oceanography available today. Read More

Tom S. Garrison

©2015

EARTH2 (With Coursemate, 1 Term (6 Months) Printed Access Card) 2nd Edition

Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution(CourseMate), and an eBook all of which were directly influenced from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students. Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course. Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation. Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor’s Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently. Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads,videos, and more are only a click away. All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none. Read More

Marc Hendrix| Graham R. Thompson

©2015

Living In The Environment 18th Edition

"Inspiring people to care about the planet." In the new edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to equip students with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a difference solving today's environmental issues. Exclusive content highlights important work of National Geographic Explorers, and features over 200 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. Using sustainability as the integrating theme, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT 18e, provides clear introductions to the multiple environmental problems that we face and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions. In addition to the integration of new and engaging National Geographic content, every chapter has been thoroughly updated and 18 new Core Case Studies offer current examples of present environmental problems and scenarios for potential solutions. The concept-centered approach used in the text transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be and their important role in shaping it. offers additional exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems and efforts being made to address them. Team up with Mller/Spoolman's, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and the National Geographic Society to offer your students the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available! Read More

G. Tyler Miller| Scott Spoolman

©2015

Essentials Of Meteorology 7th Edition

This updated and enhanced seventh edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the most widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology-Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information. New critical thinking questions linked to key figures and concept animation boxes point to online animations and appendices allowing students to immediately apply the text material to the world around them—and understand the underlying meteorological principles. Read More

C. Donald Ahrens

©2015

The Changing Earth 7th Edition

THE CHANGING EARTH: EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Seventh Edition, is a member of a rare breed of texts written specifically for courses covering both physical and historical geology. Three interrelated themes (plate tectonics, organic evolution, and geologic time) help students understand that Earth is a complex, integrated, and continually changing system. In the new edition authors James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander integrate new content emphasizing the economic impacts of geology. Topics such as fracking, nuclear waste, and the threat of earthquakes are covered in new Geo-Impact boxes that stress real-world applications. Lauded for their clear writing style, the authors go beyond simply explaining geology and its processes; rather, they place that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. New Global Geosciences Watch activities help students learn how to use an extensive database of articles on geology that are updated several times a day and are available exclusively for users of this book. Read More

James S. Monroe| Reed Wicander

©2015

Fundamentals Of Physical Geography 2nd Edition

Cengage Learning's FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory physical geography courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the relationship between humans and physical geography, and how one impacts the other. Read More

James Petersen| Dorothy Sack| Robert E. Gabler

©2015

Geology And The Environment 7th Edition

Cengage Learning's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, in partnership with the National Geographic Society brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory geology courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT alternative, it's never been easier to explore the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. Read More

Bernard W. Pipkin| Dee D. Trent| Richard Hazlett| Paul Bierman

©2014

National Geographic Learning Reader: Environment 1st Edition

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING READER, ENVIRONMENT: OUR IMPACT ON THE EARTH is part of a ground-breaking new National Geographic Learning series that brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media, and text from National Geographic. Access to a media enhanced eBook is included with each reader. The National Geographic articles gathered in this reader offer students insight in to environmental concerns worldwide. Pre- and Post- reading pedagogy accompanies each article to reinforce reading skills and comprehension. The National Geographic Learning Reading Series connects current topics with reading and writing skills, and can be used in conjunction with any standard texts or online material available for your courses. Read More

National Geographic Learning

©2014

Enrichment Module 1: Super Storm Sandy 1st Edition

SANDY: THE SUPERSTORM OF 2012 provides students an overview of how hurricanes and extratropical storms work before reviewing Sandy's development and cataloging the damage caused and its human impact. A concluding section places Sandy in the context of human-induced climate change and storms of the future. Possible solutions for strong storms and rising sea level are also presented. This 32-page enrichment module is ideal for any course addressing the risks of rising sea level due to human-induced climate change. Read More

Paul Bierman

©2014

Geology And The Environment, International Edition 7th Edition

Cengage Learning's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 7e, International Edition in partnership with the National Geographic Society brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory geology courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 7e, International Edition alternative, it's never been easier to explore the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. Read More

Bernard W. Pipkin| Dee D. Trent| Richard Hazlett| Paul Bierman

©2014